SURFlichtpaden: a super-fast, exclusive connection

Do you need an ultra-fast, extremely reliable connection to another institution, data centre, service provider or different destination? SURFlichtpaden enables you to create an exclusive and direct connection outside the boundaries of the public Internet. Light paths offer additional security, reliability, and high capacity – guaranteed.

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SURFlichtpaden rates

The rates for SURFlichtpaden depend on the desired bandwidth and the type of light path. The rates for 2020 are listed below.

National fixed light paths

The charges for light paths can be billed in 2 different ways:

  • by endpoint, where each institution involved is charged 50% of the rates below, or
  • by light path, where the requesting institution is charged the rates below.

In all cases, a light path is administratively linked to the requesting institution. This institution is responsible for consulting with the other institutions involved, and this institution alone is entitled to request interim changes (endpoints, capacity, etc.). Amounts are quoted in EUR per month excluding VAT.

A distinction is made between:

  • Inner-City light paths: the SURFlichtpad ports are located within the same municipal limits
  • Inter-City light paths: the SURFlichtpad ports are not located within the same municipal limits 
Light path   Inner-City Inter-City
50 Mbit/s Protected 41 72
  Redundant 51 75
250 Mbit/s Protected 190 360
  Redundant 252 378
500 Mbit/s Protected 378 720
  Redundant 505 757
750 Mbit/s Protected 569 1.079
  Redundant 757 1.136
1 Gbit/s Protected 757 1.439
  Redundant 1.010 1.515
10 Gbit/s Protected 1.818 3.454
  Redundant 2.424 3.635

Light paths to service providers connected to NetherLight

The rates below apply for light paths to service providers connected to NetherLight. These light paths are always administratively linked to the requesting institution and are billed in full to that institution. Amounts are quoted in EUR per month excluding VAT.

Light path   Inner-City Inter-City
50 Mbit/s Protected 28 54
  Redundant 39 57
250 Mbit/s Protected 142 271
  Redundant 190 284
500 Mbit/s Protected 284 539
  Redundant 378 569
750 Mbit/s Protected 426 810
  Redundant 569 852
1 Gbit/s Protected 569 1.079
  Redundant 757 1.136
10 Gbit/s Protected 1.364 2.590
  Redundant 1.818 2.727

International light paths

Rates for this service are available on request.